Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Life Detours


Welcome, Tuesday! I cannot believe how fast March has come and gone! We are so close to April; it is crazy. I hope you are enjoying warmer weather wherever you live. 

My husband and I had a good Easter weekend spent with family. I hope you had a great Easter too. Easter has a way of reminding me of new life, hope, grace and crazy life detours of following  Jesus. 




2016 has not been the year I thought it would be. It has been entirely different in so many ways. I have had to let go of a lot of things. We all have expectations of ourselves, our lives and others. It's part of our human nature. This year has gone completely different than I envisioned it to be. Some things I would change, others I wouldn't. I've had a lot of road detours, lane closures and stormy weather that has changed my road trip.  
 Friends have come, and friends have gone, but true friends have remained, no matter the season. It's been the same with family. Some can stand the weathering of the severe seasons and some cannot. They can either handle the lane changes, or they don't know how to switch lanes. I've learned to let it go. I was a part of a party where the theme was "Letting it go" and it continues to be the theme of my life this year. I'm just letting people and situations go because stewing helps nothing. Worrying is a waste of time. Life is way more abundant and more fun when you can navigate the crazy road trips of life. 

All the plans I had for this year have been thrown out the window, not by my own hand, but that just means there is always something greater. My fitness goals and my bike plans were not in the cards for the summer and instead I've been detoured.  Sometimes, you just take the detour for the wild ride it is, take a road trip and "let it all go." Health has been an extra challenge this year and I just say, let's take an adventure because you can't do much else. So, just smile and keep plugging through because life is in the detours. It's better this way. 


Have you had to "let go" of anything this year? What plans have changed your life that were unexpected detours? 


7 comments:

Two Runners Travel said...

I've let go of my career that I used to cling to desperately. Sometimes being in a limbo phase is really uncomfortable but I keep reminding myself that short term pain is long term gain. Wishing you some peace as you navigate some of your transitions and unexpected life events. <3 -C

Sarah said...

Such truth, Christine. I don't like being uncomfortable. Ugh. Love that phrase. Short term pain for a long term gain.

Anonymous said...

I love what you are getting at here but I do have to ask....Please don't be mad for my question....You stated about letting go of some friendships, I don't know the whole story with yours but I know that miscommunication (or none on my end) lead to me losing a few that I wish I wouldn't have lost because they were so great, I just was blind to see it. Make sure when you are "letting go" especially with friendships that you are doing so for good reasons and none that are not from your own selfishness (saying this as in my selfishness is what lost some of mine, I didn't see that it was me not contacting them & "skimming" over the times they reached out to me). Best of a new year for you!!

Sarah said...

I'm not sure I understand your question, but I appreciate your thoughtful response.

Cathy Bauman said...

Sarah, I've also had to let go of friends and family. With my husband being gone it makes for lonely holidays and nights, but it has brought my kids and I closer than ever. I found that I need to spend more time with God and them. Your blog blesses me. Be blessed my friend.

Cathy Bauman said...

Sarah, I've also had to let go of friends and family. With my husband being gone it makes for lonely holidays and nights, but it has brought my kids and I closer than ever. I found that I need to spend more time with God and them. Your blog blesses me. Be blessed my friend.

Sarah said...

Thank you for your sweet words, Cathy. Keep your eyes fixed on Him. He will lead you and your family. You're right, sometimes distractions keep us from drawing closer to him and our priorities, like your children.. Such wise wisdom. :)